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COVID-19 – ECONOMIC IMPACT AND RELIEF RESOURCES
With many businesses closing for a second consecutive month and the number of layoffs continuing to increase, most New Mexicans are feeling the sudden and severe economic consequences of the Coronavirus. This financial hardship is also being experienced on the state level, where revenue losses are predicted to be over a billion dollars, and fiscal recovery for the state is projected to potentially take more than a year. In the midst of these ongoing dire economic predictions, it’s important to recognize and take advantage of the resources available to New Mexicans.
Expanded unemployment coverage – Access to unemployment insurance for those who have lost work due to the COVID-19 has been sped up, allowing applicants to receive coverage payments more quickly. For information about general unemployment coverage under the pandemic, consult the state information for workers
Additional information on expanded coverage under the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) can be found on the state Pandemic Unemployment Assistance webpage.
Protection from eviction - New Mexico courts ordered a pause on all evictions due to an inability to pay during the COVID-19 pandemic. This action protects renters from eviction during the virus outbreak period. Tenants will need to provide proof of their inability to pay. More information is available on the New Mexico Courts
*Scroll down to “Evictions Paused” and click on that section.
Government stimulus payments – In the coming weeks, individual taxpayers should be receiving stimulus payments from the federal government in the form of checks for $1200 per taxpayer for taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or below. Recent adjustments to the provision will allow anyone on social security to receive these checks automatically, even if they have not filed an income tax return. For more information, see the Washington Post article from April 1.
Support for businesses – The New Mexico Economic Development Department will host a webinar tomorrow Friday 3 April, starting at noon. State and federal experts will provide an overview of the resources available to support business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can register for the webinar on the New Mexico Economic Development Department website.
*Click on the webinar’s “register here” link in the menu on the left hand side of the Home page. You can also watch a video of the webinar after the event.
Grants to small non-profits – The Santa Fe Community
Foundation is providing small grants to small non-profits that are experiencing hardship due to the coronovirus. Non-profits in San Miguel County are eligible for this funding. The current grant cycle will be directed towards organizations “focusing on health/wellbeing and food insecurity.” Applications are available on the SFCF COVID-19 grant application
A complete listing of resources to help individuals, small businesses, and organizations deal with the economic impact of the pandemic is provided on the state resource pages:
* For employees and workers
* For businesses and employers
Looking for something to do? Why not make a rainbow for the Rainbow Trail? This initiative was started in Italy and is big in England, other countries and states in the US. Just create and hang a rainbow in your window to help spread smiles and hopefully bring some joy!
ABC Mouse (PreK-2nd) (use code: school5822)
Adventure Academy (3rd-8th) (use code: school5822)
Khan Academy (K-12th)
Virtual School Activities (A list of links to virtual educational opportunities)
Imagineering in a Box - Khan Academy (6th-12th) (Exploring storytelling by touring behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers including guided exercises to design a theme park)
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Take a pasta making class with an Italian Grandmother here
Visit the Globe Theater with one of their free plays here
Need even more Shakespeare? Patrick Stewart is reading "a sonnet a day to keep the doctor away," check them out here or on Twitter
Hey Ukulele players! Fender Guitars is offering 3 months of free ukulele lessons. Click here to learn more.
Want to visit a museum? Here are 12 world famous museums with free virtual tours
Missing the outdoors and adventures? Check out Google Maps and visit the world virtually.
HBO is offering many of their movies/shows for free during the pandemic. Learn more here
Use your library card to access eBooks and audio-books through Overdrive
Try the National Emergency Library for millions free titles during the pandemic
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More Code Club options for home: Girls Who Code